Update by Lorna Grant Baccalaureate Development Manager email- Lorna.Grant@sqa.org.ukLorna.Grant@sqa.org.uk telephone – 0845 213 5460
What is happening this session? Early adopters in Languages and Science Exciting project themes Partnerships formed HE Sector contribution Support from employers Collaborative working SQA support for centres UCAS tariff
Partnerships formed to deliver the Baccalaureates Abertay University/Dundee City Council/Dundee schools University of the West of Scotland/North Lanarkshire/Dumfries and Galloway LAs and schools Forth Valley College/Four Local Authorities and ten schools Langside College/E.Renfrewshire Council/six schools
Langside College: We were anxious to deliver the Languages Baccalaureate in its first year. Working with local schools has made this possible.
Abertay University is working with Dundee Council and six schools The pupils can undertake their IPs using the support of both the school and the University meaning they can work on their projects either at school or at Abertay, making full use of the facilities and expertise of the University.
Support from other universities for Baccalaureate candidates Edinburgh University Glasgow Caledonian Stirling University Glasgow University Strathclyde University Aberdeen University Heriot Watt Birmingham University
What are the benefits for our learners? Enhanced learning and development Preparation for further study/employment Stimulation of interest in the subject area Increased confidence Improved communication, study, presentation skills More able to hit the ground running at university or in the workplace